Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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102 reader reviews for Renault Clio Hatchback.
  • 1.4 16v Expression 5dr

    ralph o'neil Date: 14/02/2005
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have had a Fiat Punto a Ford Fiesta a 206 and this is the finest-handling most compliant most comfortable of them all. Yes the boot is small in comparison to the Punto but its tall rear makes the 206 seem silly. It is easy to use and I find very reliable with comfort and style totally missing from Ford, Vauxhall, Fiat etc.

  • 1.2 16v Extreme 3 3dr

    julie nelson , lancashire . Date: 17/01/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I've had a few niggles with the car, rattles etc. Generally, though, it has a good spec with lots of things you would expect to find on a much bigger and more expensive car. The water noise around the sunroof is really annoying and I would have liked air-con and alloys but for £6800 I think I got a brilliant deal!

  • V6 Renaultsport 255 3dr

    James Evans Date: 08/01/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    The Renault Clio V6 is unique among modern hot hatchbacks having the engine located behind the front seats in a mid mounted position like a Ferrari or Lamborghini. With its engine where the rear seats are normally found the Renault Clio V6 has a personality all of its own.

    The exterior design of the Clio V6 is fantastic and has immediate appeal. The standard and rather feminine Clio has been transformed into a muscular ultra hot hatch with attitude. The Clio V6 sits wide and low, with the bulging wheel arches covering 18” OZ alloy wheels.

    The Clio is not a car that you can jump into for the first time and drive quickly, especially on the track. The V6 engine develops 255bhp and with it being located inside the car you can hear it revving right behind you, adding to the sensation of speed. It takes time to get under the skin of this car and learn how to get the most from the chassis and engine. But once you have, it is a very rewarding and enjoyable car to drive.

    The biggest disappointment with the Clio V6 is the interior which has been carried over pretty much unchanged from the standard Renault Clio. The design of the dashboard and interior trim is rather dated and the plastics feel a little cheap. These seats, which are specific to the Clio V6, look fantastic and are very comfortable. Unfortunately they are mounted too high for such a sporty car and have a lack of lateral support when cornering hard.

  • 1.2 16v Extreme 3 3dr

    emma joseph , west midlands . Date: 06/01/2005
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I own an 02 Clio. Personally I have had it for 5 months. In that time. I have had a leak from the oil in the gear box, had the rear exhaust replaced, had the catalyst replaced, had the head gasket replaced and the coolant pump.

    And now it's booked back in as I have creamy stuff under my engine cap and it's losing all its water.

    I've found staff at the dealership are very very unhelpful and Renault too.

    Other than that it's a fab first car....

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